Simone Magill

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Simone Magill
Simone Magill.jpg
Magill in 2014
Personal information
Full name Simone Magill
Date of birth (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Mid-Ulster F.C. (18)
2013– Everton 95 (21)
National team
2010 Northern Ireland U17 5 (6)
2010–2013 Northern Ireland U19 24 (13)
2010– Northern Ireland 57 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 April 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 November 2021

Simone Magill (born 1 November 1994) is a Northern Irish football player who plays forward for Northern Ireland and Everton.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Mid-Ulster[edit]

Magill began her football career in the development programs of Cookstown Youth FC and Mid-Ulster Ladies F.C. where she first played with an all female squad.[2] During the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 seasons, Magill would claim awards for the Northern Ireland Women's Premier League Player of the Year honors.[3] She also finished the 2012 season as top goalscorer with 18 goals.[1][3]

Everton[edit]

When she was 18, Magill made the move to WSL Side Everton L.F.C. after a successful trial in 2013 and later won Fans' Player of the Season in 2014/15.[4] Suffering injury, Magill was sidelined for much for the 2016 season, but returned by the during the 2017 Spring Series scoring 5 goals in just 7 appearances.[1]

In June 2017, Magill signed her first full-time professional contract with Everton.[5] She was the second Everton player to do so and the first female Northern Irish footballer to sign a full-time contract.[4] In May 2019 Magill won Everton's Player of the Season Award.[6]

International[edit]

Magill has represented Northern Ireland at multiple youth levels throughout her career and made her senior international debut aged 15.[1][5] She has captained the U-17 and U-19 squads.[2]

In June 2016, Magill claimed herself a world record by scoring the fastest ever goal at international women's level in a European Qualifying match against Georgia. The 11-second goal beat the previous 12-second record scored by US forward, Alex Morgan.[7]

International goals[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Venue Competition
1. 9 April 2021 Kolos Stadium, Kovalivka, Ukraine  Ukraine 2–1 2–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying play-offs

Honours[edit]

Everton

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Simone Magill | Everton Football Club". www.evertonfc.com. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Anushree Nande (30 June 2017). "In conversation with Simone Magill, Everton Ladies' child of destiny". www.footballparadise.com. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Simone Magill is top player at Northern Ireland Women's Football Association awards dinner". newsletter. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "'If I can make football a full-time career, so can other Northern Ireland girls' says Everton star". www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Striker seals pro deal at WSL1 club". www.irishfa.com. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  6. ^ "A word from our Player of the Season". Everton Ladies twitter. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b Garth Fullerton (7 October 2017). "Now that's quick! Northern Ireland striker receives award for scoring fastest goal ever!". www.belfastlive.co.uk. Retrieved 8 January 2018.

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